Otten hosting community power summit this weekend

EXTON, May 16 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten will host a community power summit featuring various environmental and community organizations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Lionville Middle School, located at 550 W Uwchlan Ave, Exton, PA 19341.

The summit will include interactive activities such as a virtual reality presentation about oil and gas pollution, several fun, kid-friendly activity stations and a panel discussion about climate change and air pollution issues in Pennsylvania.

This summit also seeks to provide constituents with an opportunity to learn more about climate policies and practices that protect Pennsylvania’s environment and public health.

Otten will share information on proposed environmental legislation in the House, including the following bills:

  • H.B. 531: Legislation that seeks to create a community solar initiative in Pennsylvania to provide residents, businesses, farms and other community members the ability to acquire solar energy via a communal solar project.
  • H.B. 1314: Legislation that seeks to expand the usage, accessibility and affordability of solar power throughout Pennsylvania by working with utility companies.
  • H.B. 1425: Legislation that would put Pennsylvania on track to use 100% carbon-free, energy-efficient, renewable energy by 2050.

Otten will also discuss her bill seeking to promote organic waste composting, which is a part of the Zero Waste PA package recently introduced by House lawmakers.

“Many of my constituents have questions and concerns about what their state legislature is doing to work toward renewable energy initiatives and help preserve the environment, particularly with the Mariner East pipeline severely impacting our neighborhoods,” Otten said. “This is a free, family-friendly event where people can get answers, stay informed, and have some fun learning about renewable energy.”